Author Topic: Scalloping the guitar fretboard - possibly also renovation of the instrument  (Read 2274 times)

Offline awemawson

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Nope, still no pictures :(
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Still seeing them, Andrew can you directly access in your browser:

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http://www.elisanet.fi/kz1706/scalloping/Trem_bar_and_linkages.png
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When looking at it, there is http:// -prefix on my hosting server's address. I tried to access it by entering https, but for now, it doesn't seem to lead anywhere.

I'm generally using an older version of Firefox, as there are some plugins and options, that aren't compatible/don't exist in newer ones.
So, on the newer versions, maybe it's about 'site prefences', or security related browser settings.

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I think the idea for renovating this guitar has been brewing quite some time, as I found a preshaped pickguard for it:



Like on Strat-style guitars, the pickguard is used to hold the pickups, and also the volume- and tone control pots.

Only one small part of it has been snapped off, but it should be easy to fix.

It's made of clear 2mm plexiglass, and the plan is to bevel/smooth its edges, then lightly sand it to have a satin surface.

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I've looked at the page source code. There are no hyperlinks to any images other than that first one in post No.2. There's definitely something awry.

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Steve yes your link gives me a picture - all very odd  :scratch:
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Andrew, see if you can see an image link in one of the pages' source code. They're just not there when I look. The one in post 2 is an https: link. I'm wondering if there's a setting in my browser that prevents access, or even displaying of, http: links and just allows https: links.

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Well I can't see pictures either.  I assumed it was a problem here but it seems it may not be.  I was going to investigate when I had a chance.

Interestingly if I view the source all the picture links are there but don't show in the page.  If I copy the source to Notepad and save as an html file then I can open that and all the pictures are visible.  That makes me suspect the
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class="bbc_img" part of the image link.

The other question that springs to mind as some can see it and others can't is what browser you are using.  I am using Chrome.

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Chrome here too.
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I'm using Chrome as well. As stated, I can't even see the links.

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FireFox here and all is well.

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Chromium shows pictures fine for me, but Google Chrome on laptop does not? Perhaps I have some differences in the settings, but I haven't noticed any other hiccups (both on Ubuntu)

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The link I gave is to one of the "source code" page images seadog. They are all present.

Yes, Google for some reason has decided for you all using current Chrome browsers, that you can't view plain http addressed images through this site any more. Chromium developers have not made that decision for you, and Mozilla developers give you a popup note choice to view so-called "insecure content", although with an initial dire warning. "This looks bad". If you give permission, it will store the site as an security exception, and won't bother you any more.

Actually, https websites can be just as bad actors as http websites. All you need is a temporary certificate issued by a free authority to add https to your page, and all they require for verification is that you prove you can serve up a specific verification file. Not what you serve on the page itself. Could be anything.

FYI I see all images on all of this thread's pages. I use a Mozilla browser. All photos are present, and the links are properly there in all of the posts, if I momentarily go into edit mode to view them. They are all http links, except the one in reply #2, which is https, and presumably visible to you all.

Experiment:

See if you can change the actual address of this whole page to http ifrom https from you browsers address bar. Does that stick when you refresh the page, and can you then see the one image on this page? Please report yes or no, and what browser you are using....
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Hi Steve, that does the trick, but obviously it only holds true for that page. I'll have to have a nose around to see if I can find a setting in Chrome.

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Thanks Steve.

To fix it, go to Settings, Privacy and Security, Site Settings, Insecure Content.

Expand the Insecure content section and click Add on the "Allow" section.  Type madmodder.net and then Add.  That should fix it.

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Well done that man   :thumbup:  :beer::beer:  :ddb:

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Thanks Steve.

To fix it, go to Settings, Privacy and Security, Site Settings, Insecure Content.

Expand the Insecure content section and click Add on the "Allow" section.  Type madmodder.net and then Add.  That should fix it.

Russell

Russell - I went about it via a different route. I clicked on "Not Secure" in the address bar to the left of madmodder.net.

This brings up a window. Click on "Settings".

Scroll down to "Insecure Content" and change the setting to "Allow".

This gives permission to allow insecure content just for madmodder.net

It's fixed the images in Chrome on my Windows 10 laptop.

Edge shows images on both my laptop and Android tablet.

I've yet to find how to fix Chrome on my tablet. If anyone has a fix I'd appreciate them sharing it.

Edit: Just found this: https://www.androidheadlines.com/2020/02/google-insecure-mixed-content-downloads-block-chrome-82.html
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Tremolo is now moved further away from the bridge:



Some work on the bar end:



It has a partially threaded nylon part inside the raising bush. Once the scews are shortened, then filing and sanding, to 'morph' the alu parts together.

As mentioned earlier, the linkages need to have some sort of 'liner', to keep the motion more linear. Some sort of roller/ball bearing based solution.

At this point I can see, how cleverly the Stetsbar tremolo(also mentioned earlier) is designed. Perhaps I'll try to approach that concept later.

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Again, another idea about finishing of the body. Maybe something, that contrasts its rather light weight. Something, that has a natural element in it. But we'll see.